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Luxury Villa with Panoramic Views Of Collioure & Mediterranean Sea

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Collioure, Pyrenees Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Peaceful Location Only 15 Minutes Walk To Collioure's Award Winning Beaches

Villa Alais is a luxury modern and well positioned three bedroom property. The villa enjoys breathtaking views of Collioure,the Mediterranean Sea, surrounding hills with castles and ancient vineyards.

The property is situated in a row of four modern villas, slightly apart from a small development of villas and apartments with a communal pool only two minutes away. As you look out of the back window, you will see a private park area with evergreens and olive trees. The park backs onto the vineyard upon which the complex was build in 2010 and where visitors can go wine tasting and return to our property in less than three minute walk with fine wine.

The eleventh century city of Collioure and it's many beaches, restaurants, bars and art galleries is only a fifteen minute walk down one of a number of routes either taking you past a Napoleonic fort, painted houses, archways leading to the twice weekly market or the bakers with the daily supply of bread on one side of the city or wind around another roadside path to the other side of the city made famous by the Matisse and his fellow Impressionist painters.

The villa enjoys sea views from the ground floor terrace with a partial view and the upstairs balcony which runs across the front of the property and enjoys a panoramic view of the City and Bay of Collioure, the Mediterranean Sea and hill top castles and fortifications which have stood guard for a millennium.

The villa is build and furnished to a very high standard. The property is made-up of a master double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom, family bathroom and downstairs clock room with toilet and sink. Both double bedrooms enjoy a shared balcony and views of Collioure and the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, the villa will have central heating in all three bedrooms for the Summer 2017 season.

The downstairs area is open plan with kitchen, dinning and living area and furnished to a high standard with local artists paintings. The large front terrace doubles the size of the living area. This outside area enjoys a partial view of the sea and castles on either side on the hills surrounding Collioure. This area is furnished with a table and six chairs, umbrella and sunbeds. There are mature grapevines and climbers providing shade.

The property is set in its own private landscaped garden with a rosemary and lavender rockery. There are lemon, fig and olive trees providing natural shade. There is a large raised decking area and shaded terrace. The rear garden is well hidden with a screen of high bamboo plants. In addition, there is a large BBQ and outside kitchen.

The villa shares a swimming pool (1st June - 30 Sept) with private access, showers and changing room facilities. The villa is located only 15 minutes walk away from Collioure's award winning beaches, colourful markets, art galleries and many restaurants.

More Details

Owner
Kim Hawkins
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 September, 2017

About Kim Hawkins

We have had a love affair with France for the last 20 years visiting many different areas with our then young family. Twelve years ago we were fortunate enough to buy an old farmhouse in the Dordogne department, which was in a small hamlet 20 minutes from the historical town of Sarlat.

2010 finds us much further south in the Catalan region of France, an area of rich culture, heavy on the arts and if you are interested in this it doesn't get much better than here!

Ceret, a hangout for for Picasso! Collioure for Matisse and Derain! We spend much of our time trawling through galleries,and visiting exhibitions and have bought local art for our new home.

It was the charming ambiance of Collioure that drew us

to this area, it has it all. Plus we have a vineyard behind our house!

Kim Hawkins purchased this villa in 2010

Why Kim Hawkins chose Pyrenees-Orientales Coast

It ticks all the boxes, climate, the sea, award wining beaches. The forested hills which are a backdrop for the Pyrenees, Mount Canigou. There is so much to do whatever your interests, it really does cater for everyone, from the beach bum to the active annie!

You have any ways to find us. Collioure is very accessible by air, road and train, The region is served by a number of low cost airlines operating out of more than seven regional airports. In addition, Collioure can easily be reached by train, with high speed trains from Paris and Barcelona to Perpignan. You can then jump on a local train and take advantage of the regular €1 bus service to Collioure. Some people even arrive in Collioure by sea from other destinations along the coast. It's all your choice...

What makes this villa unique

We are within walking distance of all amenities and you only need a car to explore the historical Catalan region in both sides of the French and Spanish borders.

We have outstanding views of the sea and the surrounding vineyards, castles and medieval fortifications. As you sit on the ground floor terrace and upstairs balconies you can witness the world go. You will hear the church bells chiming the passing of the time and hours and see the comings and goings in the harbour and the fishing boats and yachts sailing around the bay.

All together it is quite magical and it is waiting for you and your families to discover!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Collioure in Pyrénées-Orientales

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large bathroon with two sinks and large mirror
    Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Enclosed shower with sink and toilet and large mirror
    Downstairs Clockroom - Toilet , Clockroom reached from entrance hall downstairs.
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and twin sinks. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Air Conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Air Conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Air Conditioning
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, en-suite bathroom and balcony with panoramic views of Collioure and Mediterranean Sea. Bedroom 2 with double bed & balcony with panoramic views of Collioure and Mediterranean Sea. Bedroom 3 with twin beds & views of vineyards.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: 1. Strictly none smoking property. 2. Internet access password by prior arrangement. 3. Shortcut access to main road from complex - new stepped pathway, quite steep. Outside: Large front terrace with amazing partial views of Collioure, surrounding hills, castles & Mediterranean Sea. 6 seater table and chairs, 2 reclining chairs, 4 sunbeds & umbrella. Rear terrace houses both the washing machine & Weber professional BBQ. Shared pool 3-5 minutes from villa with private access for owners and rental guests. Pool complete with changing room, toilet, shower and bathing area. Shared parking area and private double garage, available on request. Garden currently being landscaped ready for summer season. Garden complete with large olive, lemon and fig tree, large bamboo plants to all rear garden areas for privacy. Back garden landscaped with stones, gravel and decking area. Side garden with lawn, plants and trees. Communal swimming pool is only two minutes walk from villa. Pool area is completely enclosed and accessible via locked gate for owners/rentals use only. Pool area consists of pool, plus toilet and shower facility. Utility Room: Washing machine located in rear terrace along with Webber professional gas BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen hire is included in the rental price as is final cleaning. Other: Cloakroom with toilet, wash basin and large mirror. Hallway with storage cupboard.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxury Villa with Panoramic Views Of Collioure & Mediterranean Sea
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5

Second visit as good as the first!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit in June was our second to this lovely house having first visited in September 2016. We don't usually return anywhere so soon if at all but we enjoyed our first stay so much that when we were deciding where to go for 2017 we couldn't think of anywhere better. The house itself is on the hill above Collioure providing clear views down to the harbour, the famous Bell Tower and the sea beyond as well as to the area surrounding the town. The interior of the house is modern, clean and tastefully furnished with the two front double bedrooms sharing a balcony where we sat in the evenings looking down towards the harbour. The front patio is spacious with a good table and chairs, sunbeds, and a large sun parasol. The rear garden also has sunbeds and a smaller table with two chairs - we found having breakfast here in the shade and other meals on the front terrace suited us very well. The large garage underneath the house is a real bonus for securely storing the car out of the sun, and access to the nearby good sized swimming pool (which seems little used by other residents of the area) was also welcome.

If you are fit the walk down the hill to the town and back again is about 15 minutes each way but you do realise how steep the hill is and coming back after a large dinner on a hot night could be a struggle for some! We found a good compromise for the evenings was to park in the pay and display car park under the railway arch, which I think is designated as Car Park 3, and then walk the last few hundred metres along the pathway into the town.

Some things not to be missed while staying in Collioure include the road train that goes up through the vineyards to Fort St. Elme. The train doesn't look as though it could make it up the steep hill but zig-zags up through the vineyards on narrow roads you wouldn't know were there, providing wonderful views back down to Collioure. Also, the walk up to the windmill behind the art museum on the far side of the harbour takes you through the terraced olive trees with again views back to Collioure. From the windmill there is a path that goes further up the hill to Fort St. Elme if your legs are up to it. Further afield we have visited Chateau Queribus which is a derelict castle high in the hills with views of the Pyrenees, combined with a visit to the nearby village of Cucugnan with it's old windmill and views along the valley. Also, the old town of Cerét is not far from Collioure and has the Museum of Modern Art, while

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Schönes & geräumiges & gut ausgestattetes Haus in guter Lage miit Terassen und Meerblick

  • 4 of 5

Schönes & geräumiges und gut ausgestattetes Haus in guter Lage mit Garage und herrlichen Terassen. Durch die beiden Terassen vorne und hinten hatte man immer Schatten. Terasse vorne und Balkon mit Meerblick. Traumhaft der Blick auf den Hafen bei Sonnenuntergang.

Positiv auch: die kürzlich eingebaute Klimaanlage. Dafür waren wir sehr dankbar.

Allerdings merkte man, dass das Haus von einem Verwalter betreut wurde, nicht von den Eigentümern direkt. Nicht engagiert genug geputzt, ganz leicht vernachässigt.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Family Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday this summer in Collioure, and with this property as our base we really couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The description of the property was spot on, and the photographs don't do it justice. The downstairs living area was very spacious, and with the great outside balcony we were able to have a generous area to socialise and eat in. The property was furnished and decorated to a high standard and we loved the local art work that was featured throughout.

One of the highlights was setting the alarm in the morning (yes, I did set my alarm while on holiday!) just to make sure that we saw the sunrise over the ocean, what a great way to start the day!

The walk to the boulangerie is a 1km easy walk down the hill into town, and the push on the way back up the hill meant we didn't feel guilty for enjoying our croissants and pain au chocolat! There are numerous beaches to choose from in the town, the children enjoyed the sandy beach with the facilities to hire pedaloes and canoes. The snack bar there is reasonably priced for drinks, snacks and lunch.

There are various walks to do from the villa, to the forts and the windmill, all you need is a pair of trainers and some water to keep hydrated.

We visited during the festival and enjoyed all the attractions on offer.

We had excellent communication and service from Kim in the lead up to our stay and Gavin was helpful and prompt when we needed him for a minor issue in the property.

Thank you for sharing your fabulous property with us, we hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for such a glowing review ! and for taking the time, it is much appreciated ! We aim to make your holiday a home from home experience with everything you would expect and more ! It is our 2nd home after all so creature comforts are a must !
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5

WOW! What a view!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property! Had everything we could need in the most stunning location! Perfectly situated for easy access from the main routes if arriving by car or from the station if arriving by train. Kim, the owner, could not have been more helpful and responded almost immediately to any requests and questions! THANK YOU Kim! The house itself is beautifully maintained and equipped. The front terrace is fantastic for eating out under the vine with the grapes ripening and the sun loungers were so comfortable for reading a book whilst soaking up some sun. The terrace at the back with its sun loungers was wonderful for catching the afternoon/evening sun. As for the balcony - WOW! The view is second to none and a highlight for me was sitting out there in the early morning watching the sun rise over the sea (as well as watching the most amazing electrical storm in the clouds out to sea one night whilst the stars twinkled over us). A lovely downhill walk into town and a not too arduous one back up, either through the car park or around over the bridge. Our favourite beach within town is the one by the chapel - Plage St Vincent. More than enough to do within town with kayak and boat hire, dive school, beaches, shopping, galleries, etc. So many restaurants to choose from and having drinks on the seafront in early evening as the sun went down was perfect! Very impressed with being remembered by name by the staff at the Restaurant de San Vicens after visiting last year and the food (especially the Salade de San Vicens and the duck breast) was superb! Great walk up to the windmill and castle. Visited the Chateau Royale last year and fantastic value for 4 euros! All four boys (age range from 18 to 23) loved going down into town in the evenings and also to see a band they knew at the town's nightclub. Our only long trip out was to FC Barcelona Camp Nuo (about 2 hours drive) which was fantastic (and I do NOT like football)! Well worth a visit! Did not use the pool as much this year as last but wonderful for cooling off in the afternoon before walking back into town for drinks/meal/ice cream. The highlight was being there for the Fete de Saint Vincent with the best firework display, watched from up by the Neptune Restaurant, any of us had ever seen - even better than those over the London Eye apparently! Well done Collioure - we WILL be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased these guests enjoyed their stay !, They certainly made the most of the 2 week break, and were lucky to enjoy the St Vincent festival, A lovely family to deal with, and all the glowing comments are much appreciated. Many thanks.
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Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation, well kept with good facilities. The front terrace provides a wonderful outdoor space to eat with stunning views over Collioure. Everything was clean and exactly as detailed. We would have appreciated full WI-FI though. Collioure is a beautiful place and we were fortunate to stay during the festival with lots of live entertainment and impressive fire works display. The walk into town is easy and the uphill walk back was not too much for our 5 year old daughter either. Great location if you want to be near the town but able to get in and out without being stuck in the centre of town congestion. We would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback. We aim to improve our spec each year, but WiFi is out of our hands, only 1gb,in collioure unfortunately!
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5

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This was the third occasion we have stayed in this property and it continues to excel. The facilities are very accurately described in the listing and continue to be improved on each visit. For example, the wifi and tv had been upgraded this time. On this occasion we had our two grand daughters (age 6 & 8) and their Mum & Dad with us for the first week. They loved it especially the space, location, views and the access to the pool. The quality of the house and its location spectacularly overlooking Collioure with such easy access to the centre of the town, itself full of places to eat and interesting shops to browse, makes this property the best we have had in many years of visiting France. We would have no hesitation in giving the property our highest recommendation. Collioure is a joy to explore while the property is an ideal base to visit beaches or to spend a day adventuring into the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim and Nancy, As time honored guests we thank you for your positive feedback and comments. We always strive to make improvements for our own benefit, not to mention that of our guests !!.
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Hobbies: Walking, wine tasting, visiting galleries, painting and cookery courses. Sports: Rugby (Perpignan), mountain biking, tennis, scuba diving, surfing, sailboarding and water skiing.

Coast/Beach:

Collioure beaches were ranked in the top European beaches by the Sunday Times. There are five beaches within 15 minutes walk in Collioure. Access to pathway down to Collioure beaches is via private gate at front of complex.

Travel:

Nearest Airport: Perpignan at 30km (30 mins). Other Nearly Airports: Gerona (75 mins) & Carcassonne (90 mins). Nearest Ferry: Argeles at 10km. Nearest Motorway: A9 at 15km.

Distances:

Our villa is located on the hills overlooking Collioure town and is reached within 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Collioure, Pyrenees-Orientales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
1. Please contact owner by telephone or email to book villa.
2. 25% Deposit at time of booking.
3. Full payment six weeks prior to arrival.
4. €300 security deposit fully repaid 2 weeks after departure and after no breakages or damages have been reports.
5. Payment in Euros.


Changeover Day:
Arrival: Saturday 16:00.
Departure: Saturday 10:00.

Notes on prices:
Payment in Euros.

All bookings will have linen included in the price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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